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I can’t imagine…

December 15, 2005

I honestly don’t know if I’d have the guts to do this.  A 1 month old?  YIKES.

Mom Trapped by Fire Tosses Baby From Window (AP):

This handout out image from video released by the New York Fire Department shows a crowd gathered by an apartment building in the Bronx, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005 in New York.  Tracinda Foxe cornered by smoke and flames tossed her 1-month-old baby from a third-floor window to the crowd below.   (AP Photo/FDNY, HO)AP – A mother trapped in a burning third-floor apartment prayed and then dropped her 1-month-old son out a window to the crowd below. The infant was caught safely by a man who plays catcher for his employer’s baseball team.

[Via Yahoo! News: Top Stories]

Of course if I was faced with the situation of death vs. tossing my baby I’d probably go with the throw.  When it comes down to it how can any of us who weren’t in that exact situation make a judgement … either way?  It seems mother and baby are doing fine now, with mom being located by firefighters in the building “moments later”.  Thank God.

This brings to mind a cynical question, though:  if the baby has lasting injuries from the ordeal does the guy who caught it get sued?  How about the mom; does baby grow up, have massive therapy, and sue mom for mental anguish?

Welcome to the dark folds of my mind… enjoy your stay!  🙂

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